Iran has ratcheted up the propaganda and belligerent rhetoric since President Trump has pulled the plug on the Iran Deal. The Iranian Parliament burned the American flag at their podium and chants of “Death to America” could be heard from Iranians:
American flag being burned in Iranian Parliament to chants of “Death to America” following U.S. exit of Iran deal, proving Trump’s point.
This is who Obama trusted and gave billions to? The behavior is over the top but more importantly the movement of missiles in Syria has Bolton concerned.
— Wired Sources (@WiredSources) May 9, 2018
National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday that he thinks Iran is bringing the world closer to war with the placement of its missiles in Syria and the movement of its forces.
“I think Iran is bringing us closer to war with its belligerent activity in Iraq and Syria … It’s that aggressive militaristic behavior by Iran on the ground in the region that’s the real threat, ” Bolton said on “CBS This Morning.”
President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), often referred to as the Iran nuclear deal. Iranian leaders threatened harsh reprisals against the United States following Trump’s decision to abandon the nuclear deal and reimpose a series of harsh sanctions on Tehran.
Trump said during his address on Tuesday that the nuclear accord, which the Obama administration and five other world powers struck with Iran in 2015, does not protect the U.S. and its allies from Iran developing a nuclear-weapons capability.
Bolton was asked if there was a “plan b” to handle Iran’s nuclear program.
“I think plan ‘b’ is already being implemented,” Bolton said. “When the president signed the decision memorandum yesterday, he began the process of putting very strict U.S. sanctions back in effect. That will have a significant ripple effect on Iran’s economy.”
European allies lobbied Trump to remain in the deal. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that while France, Germany, and the U.K. regret Trump’s decision, they are ready to “work collectively on a broader framework, covering nuclear activity, the post-2025 period, ballistic activity, and stability in the Middle-East, notably Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.”
Bolton said the U.S. will continue to work with European allies in trying to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
“Well, we’re going to try to work with the Europeans. We have an absolutely shared common objective, which is to prevent Iran from getting deliverable nuclear weapons,” Bolton said. “We have a disagreement over the efficacy of the Iran deal, and that’s the reason President Trump exited from it.”
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THE IRAN DEAL:
WE’RE OUT! PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED THE ORDER TO WITHDRAW THE US FROM THE IRAN DEAL:
“The Iran deal is defective at its core.” – PDJT
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) May 8, 2018
Another campaign promise kept…TRUMP2020!
President Trump on Tuesday announced plans to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying it has failed to halt the country’s nuclear ambitions.
Speaking in the Diplomatic Room of the White House, Trump said: “I am announcing today the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.”
He said, “The Iran deal is defective at its core.”
Fox News reports:
A source said that Trump’s announcement will start a 90-day countdown to the restoration of sanctions.
Once sanctions are re-imposed, the U.S. effectively would be out of the deal.
It’s not clear which sanctions lifted under the deal Trump plans to immediately re-impose. He has several options. A more limited move could leave Trump more room to potentially stay in the deal if other members agree to toughen it.
If he follows through on a sweeping imposition of sanctions, the move threatens to topple the Iran nuclear agreement as a whole – and with it, his predecessor’s signature foreign policy achievement.
The president began briefing foreign and congressional leaders on his decision ahead of his 2 p.m. announcement.
And he started the day by warning former Secretary of State John Kerry not to meddle in the negotiations.
“John Kerry can’t get over the fact that he had his chance and blew it! Stay away from negotiations John, you are hurting your country!” Trump tweeted early Tuesday.
This was a reference to reports that Kerry was meeting with foreign officials in a bid to salvage the pact. Speaking at a summit Tuesday in Italy, Kerry did not back down, saying the Middle East is “safer with this agreement” and framing this juncture as a choice between peace and war.
Trump’s announcement comes ahead of a May 12 deadline to make a decision on sanctions.
It follows efforts by European allies to convince Trump to keep the deal, even with changes.
France’s Macron released a statement saying he regrets President Trump’s decision to leave the Iran deal.
France, Germany, and the UK regret the U.S. decision to leave the JCPOA. The nuclear non-proliferation regime is at stake.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 8, 2018
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS REMEMBER THE MOUNDS OF CASH OBAMA GAVE TO THIS HORRIBLE REGIME! WE GOT NOTHING IN RETURN! REMEMBER THIS?
SECRETARY OF STATE POMPEO RELEASED A STATEMENT CONFIRMING THE US IS PULLING OUT OF THE IRAN DEAL: